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'Tetris' to Become Live-Action Film, If All the Pieces Fall Into Place

While most major Hollywood focus their attentions on contemporary titles like World of Warcraft, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell in their quixotic bid to produce a hit video-game adaptation, Threshold Entertainment is going old school.

The Wall Street Journal reports the producer of 1995's Mortal Kombat has partnered with Tetris Company to make a live-action film based on the classic tile-matching puzzle game. So, how does that lend itself to a narrative?

“It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie,” Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff told the newspaper. “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”

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Created by Soviet game designer Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris was released in 1984, and soon became a worldwide hit.

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